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Thomas v. Harrah’s Vicksburg Corp.
Citation:734 So.2d 312 (Miss. Ct. App. 1999)
Defendant was building a gambling facility in Vicksburg, Mississippi located next to a vacant lot owned by plaintiff. From July 1993 to December 1993, contractors continually entered onto the vacant lot in order to construct an exterior wall of the gambling facility. The contractors took reasonable steps to avoid entering plaintiff’s property, but the wall in question was so close to the property line that it was impossible to avoid. At trial, contractors admitted they were aware of the property line dispute, and that the wall they were building for defendant extended right up to the property line. They also admitted to repeatedly and knowlingly entering land owned by plaintiff during the course of construction.
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